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Veterinary Viewpoints: Recommendations for a successful lambing and kidding season

To ensure successful births of lambs and kids, it is important to monitor the pregnant does and ewes, be prepared to aid in a difficult birth and have a plan to care for the new babies in order to increase the survival rate.
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Veterinary Viewpoints: Is it safe to lease bulls?

Wed, Jun 02, 2021

As breeding season approaches for many livestock species, the idea of leasing males arises. Importing genetics to improve a herd or flock and maintain hybrid vigor, without the purchase and maintenance of a male, is a very attractive idea, especially to smaller producers. On the surface, it can seem that leasing males is viable with little downside, but some real problems may occur.

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Time to deworm sheep and goats once again

Thu, May 06, 2021

Internal parasites in sheep and goats can be especially serious threats to animal health and production, and the barber pole worm is the worst of the lot.

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Treating Pregnancy Toxemia, a Major Disease of Sheep

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Dr. Megan Williams works as an assistant professor of equine surgery at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. In early January 2020, she brought one of her sheep in for treatment – a pregnant ewe of the Hampshire breed.

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